In The Steps of Mr Proust

“Ely’s novel is a smooth and enjoyable read, a suitable homage to the worth and revelations that fine literature can bestow, and an apt depiction of the choices one character makes in the crucial course from boy to man.”
--- Owen Keehnen, Lambda Book Report

Published in 2004 by GLB Publishers, San Francisco, In the Steps of Mister Proust is the fictional first-person account of an eighteen-year-old facing the bumpy educational, social and sexual challenges of freshman life at Columbia University, away for the first time from his home in Baltimore. Studying Proust in an advanced English class becomes a harbor in the midst of Josh’s turbulence, as he both identifies with Proust’s narrator and even takes on a bit of that character’s style of writing.

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